What We Do
Nonprofits and social entrepreneurs are often challenged by a lack of time and technical skills to effectively leverage research and evaluation to improve their services and assess their impact. At the same time, there are advanced students and early career professionals who have the time and research skills, but lack the experience and guidance to effectively leverage those skills in an applied setting. Building a bridge to match these complimentary needs is where Capacity Catalyst comes in!
We are seeking nonprofits and other types of social sector partners to pilot a hosted externship model specifically for research and evaluation. We identify and connect talented, early career researchers to nonprofit organizations for part-time, 2 to 3-month hosted externships. Externs provide key internal resources and technical expertise to their nonprofit hosts, and receive ongoing peer-based and professional support by the Capacity Catalyst team, preparing them for a career of impact.